Friday, November 29, 2013
The best way to spend Thanksgiving is sewing ;) Last week we scored these pre-Black Friday fabrics for 50% off the original price! Christmas came early this year :)
A few months back we pinned this quilt on Pinterest and last night we finished sewing all 15 blocks. It's the quickest quilt we've made in a while.
We love the jumbo sized blocks. Bigger is better. Especially chevron blocks made with chevron fabric.
The finished quilt top is roughly 36" x 40" which is perfect for a baby. Now to choose between sewing some more, or eating some more pie ;) Decisions. Decisions.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Scrappy, ragged, raw edge goodness. That's a tall order. But not too tough...
Rag quilts are super easy to piece together, but it's cutting all those pesky seams that can drive you crazy.
We made this rag quilt to use up fabric scraps and batting scraps. But, we'd take a "true" quilt over a rag quilt (just about) any day. Hands down.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Shipping, cutting, fixing craziness over here. Pretty much sums it up.
*The Gingham Christmas quilt was shipped*
*A new quilt was cut*
*Aaaaaaaaaand.... our sewing machines have been in time-out all week*
Thursday, November 14, 2013
We figured you wouldn't mind having two blog posts in one week. It is a little bit of a shocker, we know. But... it's the newest addition to our shop. What are we supposed to do? ;)
The pattern is Dilly Dally by Thimble Blossoms. We opted out of the border and made the blocks a little smaller in order to use the fabric we had on hand.
Dogwood Machine Quilting? Count us in! Not only does it look professional,
but it is easy. (Shh! Don't tell anyone.)
The colors go well together: blues and greens with a smattering of red.
Off to more sewing-room-adventures we go!
Monday, November 11, 2013
A stack of squares from Sunday night sewing. Try saying that 5 times in a row. We dare you!
Aaaaaaaand we scored Simply Retro for $10 at JoAnn's. Camille's book is marvelous.
Plus we cut 130- 8" batting squares for a rag quilt. It's been a while and we are itching to sew the batting scraps into a quilt.
Monday, November 4, 2013
Since Christmas is only 52 days away (but who's counting?) we decided to make a gingham holiday quilt to list in our shop.
Light red fabric is realllllly had to find because pink is the "light red" these days. We ordered chambray online and the color turned out perfect. It's 97% cotton and the 3% spandex. The stretchiness in the spandex gave us a little trouble during machine quilting. Should've known! All in all the chambray fabric gets a thumbs up.
We used our walking foot to sew "X's" in each of the 4" squares. It adds some variety to the solid white backing.
The quilt is a lap size finishing up at about 58" x 66" ish inches. Give or take a few inches.
Now who's ready for the holidays? Cause right about now we're ready to snuggle up in a quilt by the fireplace :)
P.S. There are some great ideas over at the Craft-O-Maniac linky party.